After having a last minute cancellation with a pet sitting job this coming weekend I realized I was a bit relieved. I think I need a little bit of a breather. I’m looking forward to being home and relaxing. I am still caring for the horses seen in the eye close up and rolling. I’m also teaching again. That’s my friend and her horse in the top picture.
I have been teaching my friend since she was five and her Mom brought her to the farm I was running and also teaching beginners to ride. I taught her until she went to college. Now seven years later she has purchased the paint horse you see pictured above. This horse named Kinzer towers above the ponies that live at the farm. People are amazed with the grace that my friend and Kinzer move together. They make a great partnership. People see Kinzer-see a draft horse paint cross and assume she moves like a Budweiser Clydesdale. Kinzer has done fox hunting, eventing and dressage. She is very mellow and laid back.
I’m ever so grateful to my friend for pulling me back into the horse world. I miss it so and am enjoying caring for two horses at the moment. The horses owner is recovering from a knew replacement. I head down to the barn, pick out a radio program from either the TED radio hour or Snap Judgement, get a pitchfork and start cleaning. After doing their stalls I clean their water trough, pasture and groom them.
I have been enjoying all the Canada geese migrating to the Chesapeake Bay region. Eastern Bluebirds are sitting on the telephone and electrical wires, mockingbirds are singing. Two dogs I was caring for got me up early every morning for two weeks. I saw lots of sunrises, the moon, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. Two morning I saw incredible bright passes of the International Space Station. I love the night sky with all the stars, planets and moon.
I’m hoping to tidy my place this weekend as I am heading to New England in a couple of weeks for a family vacation. After the family time I am meeting with friends in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. One friend I have not seen since we graduated high school twenty five years ago. Another friend I have not seen in at least ten years. One friend is my piano teacher from when I was growing up.
I’m hoping to start reading two Stephen King books soon. A coworker recommended them to me. I have only read three of his books. Even though reading books can be a solitary experience I do enjoy the connections after.
I hope you have a great Friday. Thanks for reading my blog. I really do appreciate and love hearing from everyone.